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Liverpool's 'special' trophy, Modric's Madrid magic, more woe for Man United: Marcotti recaps the weekend

Jurgen Klopp said Sunday's Carabao Cup was the most special trophy he's ever won and it's easy to believe him. PLUS: Luka Modric, 38, shows he still has some magic left while Man United's latest defeat leaves them further adrift.

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THE VAR REVIEW

The VAR Review: Should Man United's Maguire have been sent off?

Manchester United's Harry Maguire escaped a red card against Fulham, but was it the correct decision? How does it compare to similar incidents?

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Why Virgil van Dijk's Carabao Cup final goal was ruled out for offside

Liverpool beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Carabao Cup final. Virgil van Dijk won it in the final moments, but he could have done so on the hour but for VAR.

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NFL free agency tiers: Barnwell stacks the best QBs, TEs and O-linemen on the market

Let's evaluate the top quarterbacks, tight ends and offensive linemen on the 2024 market, sorted into tiers based on their potential contracts.

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MOCK DRAFT

2025 NBA mock draft: Who takes the No. 1 spot next year?

Jonathan Givony takes his first look at the 2025 NBA draft, including Cooper Flagg and Airious "Ace" Bailey.

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FOOTBALL

MESSI FOLLOWING IN BECKHAM'S FOOTSTEPS

Will MLS, Inter Miami build on Beckham's legacy with Messi?

"Lionel Messi-mania" has hit the U.S. in a similar way to how David Beckham changed MLS in 2007. When Inter Miami met LA Galaxy, it was a reminder.

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Lionel Messi scores 92nd-minute equaliser for Inter Miami

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FORMULA ONE

Ranking the F1 grid ahead of Bahrain after preseason testing

With preseason testing complete and the season opener in Bahrain getting underway this week, ESPN predicts the competitive order of the F1 grid.

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BOXING

Boxing tournaments we'd like to see: The divisions and fighters that could benefit from an eight-man tourney

Nick Parkinson suggests tournaments in divisions where an undisputed champion is needed, creating entertaining must-see matchups.

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WOMEN'S NATIONS LEAGUE

Could Olympic qualification cause Netherlands to burn out?

If Netherlands beat Germany on Wednesday, they will qualify for the Olympics and their fourth tournament in four years. But is that too much football?

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How France can learn from playing Spain in the Nations League final

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